Topic -Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
5) The draft national energy storage mission aims to achieve an objective of making India a leader in the energy storage sector. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
With scaling up of renewable energy particularly with the increasing scope of Electric Vehicles, energy storage has become a critical component of India’s energy strategy. In this light the government has recently released a draft report on national energy storage mission. It is important to discuss the aims and the strategy of the draft report.
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the national energy storage mission and write at length about its objectives and the strategy envisaged by the mission.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the national energy storage mission- e.g mention that MNRE has released a draft NESM with the objective to strive for leadership in energy storage sector by creating an enabling policy and regulatory framework that encourages manufacturing, deployment, innovation and further cost reduction.
- Discuss the NESM in detail. E.g Energy Storage is one of the most crucial & critical components of India’s energy infrastructure strategy and also for supporting India’s sustained thrust to renewables; The NESM draft document recognises that India lacks significant natural resources in terms of the materials commonly used in batteries. Due to its focus on mobility, the majority of discussion in the report centres around nickel-manganese-cobalt battery chemistries as these are the most commonly used energy storage devices in EVS.
- Discuss briefly the three-stage strategy envisaged by the NESM.
Conclusion- based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.